Inez Louise Erdal

11 May 1902–25 September 1985 (Age 83)
Blue Earth, Faribault, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Inez Louise

When Inez Louise Erdal was born on 11 May 1902, in Blue Earth, Faribault, Minnesota, United States, her father, PEDER JORGENSON Erdal, was 27 and her mother, Ingeborg Mathilda Erdahl, was 20. She lived in Lincoln Township, Winnebago, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 September 1985, in Frost, Faribault, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 83.

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Oscar William Isakson Sr
Inez Louise Erdal

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    Adelaide Jeneviv Erdal


    Mae Josephine Erdal


World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 4

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 24

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named Erdal, from Old Norse elri ‘alder’ + dal ‘valley’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Inez Erdal in household of Peter J Erdal, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Inez L Erdal in household of Pete J Erdal, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Inez Isakson in entry for Oscar William Isakson, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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